Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

I made this cute Easter card using the smallest of the bunny dies from amuse studio. I drew the faces and popped them on the front of this card. I attached some grass and had a small oval punch that I used to make the eggs. Happy Easter everyone! Enjoy the day!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter treats

I used the stamp set "bunny business" that is retired to make these cute tags for some Easter treats for my kids. Loved how they turned out!

Friday, March 29, 2013

One week away!

Laura's launch party/open house
138 Harrison Ave.
Harrison, Ohio
YOUnique BOUtique
2-7 pm
Friday April 5th

I am working on some sample boards for my catalog launch party. I have several boards that I will be bringing to the launch. Come on over to YOUnique BOUtique next Friday, April 5th from 2-7 to make some cute cards, have some yummy treats, and see all the new product. 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter cards

Sherry Czarnecki made this adorable card and posted it on facebook.
I decided I would make a few myself and thought they turned out darling.
Here is my version of her card!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

100 wishes...

I made this card for my sister-in-law's birthday using the 100 wishes stamp set. I love this dandelion set.
I used the new mermaid cardstock and ink and then added a bit of glitter to the dandelions. The sentiment is from essential sentiments. Happy birthday to you Maryfaith!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Here comes...

...Peter Cottontail.
I have been making a lot of Easter cards using the bunny dies. I used the egg and grass die for this card as well. It is so easy to create a card using the dies and various colors of cardstock. A little ribbon and sentiment and instant gratification.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

squeeze the day

Working on some launch preparations...I got this idea from Melissa.
I stamped the open slice in papaya and grapefruit ink. 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

new decor

A few weeks ago I painted (with help) my daughter's bedroom. It went from a very pale pink to shades of  smoky blue. We will be housing a few grad students for a few months in August so I wanted to have a nice "guest" room.

I decorated in browns, blues, and cream.
 I found the perfect bedding but had a hard time finding what I wanted for the walls. Over the course of a few weeks, I found this awesome canvas print, a beautiful vinyl saying and a wrought iron cross for a very big wall in their room. I think it turned out nicely!

My first try at adhereing vinyl lettering....don't look too close...there are a couple of mistakes.
(Love the saying!)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Launch Party!

2 weeks from today I will be hosting my launch party! Come join me for a fun afternoon/evening with make and takes, door prizes, and yummy treats. Come see what amuse studio is all about!! 

Laura's Launch Party
April 5th
2-7 p.m.


YOUnique BOUtique
138 Harrison Ave.
Harrison, Ohio 45030

Thursday, March 21, 2013

sneak peek...

Staci from YOUnique BOUtique, where I will be hosting my launch party, suggested a Mother's Day card for everyone to make. I said sure and decided to use the design from conference. I changed it up a bit, but it turned out beautifully...and if you need to use another sentiment anyone will do on this card.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring has Sprung!

My crocus are blooming....ready for spring and all its beauty!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

my st. patty's day card

This is the St. Patrick's day card I made for a few friends. I used the shamrock from the candy box die and stamped some swirls on it from the winter stag set. I then stamped my sentiment and added a tiny clover from a punch I have. The petite polka dot is the perfect background.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Easy Peasy...

This card is one from conference. I love the squeeze the day set. It is so cute and fun to use. Melissa had this posted on her blog and I just had to make some too.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I received some darling St. Patrick's Day cards from some of my stamping friends. I love seeing what everyone's style is and each one is awesome!
Thank you dear friends for thinking of me on St. Patrick's Day.

Saturday, March 16, 2013


Look how yummy these treats are! I love amuse studio's new wooden spoons and especially how they stamped them with the venetian background. If I wasn't such a chocolate lover, I would say the spoons are more delicious than the brownie bites, but...

Friday, March 15, 2013

sneak peek...

Here is just a little sneak peek at my card I made for a card swap I am doing with other amuse studio consultants. I am excited to see what these talented women create! Soon, I will show the entire card.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

still a fav!

Even though this set, foiled again is retired, it is still one of my favorite sets! I use it all the time for manly cards. This card I sent to my brother-in-law for his birthday!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


A very simple card using the anchors away set.
I love the matching dies to this stamp set.

amuse studio products:

anchors away stamp set and die
cherry pinstripe and poppy cardstock
cherry ink and versafine black
other: twine

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


I had a chance to play with some of my dies and stamp sets the other day. I love how amuse has put together a number of coordinating dies and stamp sets in their new catalog. Here are just a few:

geek is the new chic
modern zinnia
anchors away
your're too kind

I love how easy it is to create cards and scrapbook pages
with these coordinating dies and stamp sets.
You can see more HERE

Sunday, March 10, 2013

dwell in the possibility

I am working on donation for a fundraiser this coming weekend. I thought the dwell in the possibility stamp set would be a great set to use. It was a hostess only set last year and is no longer available, but you could use just about any set. I love the cherry and bermuda combo when making cards. 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

squeeze the day

Another cute card using the squeeze the day stamp set from amuse studio!

amuse products:

grapefruit and sugar cardstock
papaya and onyx versafine
squeeze the day stamp set

Friday, March 8, 2013

life gives you...

One of my favorite new stamp sets in the 2013 catalog is "squeeze the day."
You just can't help buy have fun when using this set to make cards and treats.

amuse studio products:

lime, papaya petite polka dot, and sugar cardstock
squeeze the day stamp set'
lime and onyx versafine ink

Thursday, March 7, 2013


My amuse studio planner that I was given in Charleston just got even better! Amuse studio sent all of us who went to conference an awesome vinyl logo to adhere to the front of our planner. Thank you amuse studio!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

you are in my thoughts...

Look at this beautiful card my sister made with the retired wild rose set. Love how she paired it with some floral print paper to make it just stunning! The vanilla crush ribbon from amuse studio is the perfect touch for this card. Love it and I am sure the recipient will too.

Close up of the front. It looks as though she may have added a bit of glitter to the rose petals.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

new catalogs!

Look what came in the mail yesterday!
Of course it was one day after a workshop...but still happy to have them in my hands. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Shari's workshop

Preparations for Shari's workshop.

Close up of the amuse studio banner . Awesome addition to our workshops!

Some new amuse studio products on display.
Check out the March spotlight items that can be made using the featured products.

Our workshop projects. We as a stamp club have been working on recipe cards each time we get together. I decided to use the new squeeze the day set for some fun recipe cards for our box. Love how they turned out. I gave each gal their box to take home and decorate and asked them to bring back their box at the next workshop to share their creation...can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

We had a small crowd this time due to illness and some unforeseen circumstances. We missed you Jeanne, Regina, and Casey. Thank you all for another wonderful gals are awesome!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

cute treats

Cute treats for you to make using amuse studio dies.

A darling bunch of carrots made with amuse studio orange cardstock and lime crush ribbon...oh so cute!

Bunny garland will be the hit of your Easter celebrations using the amuse studio bunny dies.
You can SHOP here for all your party planning.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

March spotlight

MARCH Spotlight Stamp Sets on Sale
Venetian Background     $14.39         Page 107 New Catalog
Egg-Stravaganza            $14.39         Page 14 New Catalog
Chirrup                        $16.19         Page 59 New Catalog
Springtime Day             $22.49         Page 14 New Catalog
Snail & Co                    $16.19         Page 42 New Catalog

Friday, March 1, 2013





The new Catalog is now available for order! Below is a list of all the new things you will find as you browse the pages online and when you have your catalog in your hands. As always you can find all the products on my website!  Enjoy!

What's New in the 2013 Catalog

I thought that it would be helpful to outline all of the new products and updated items available.

Stamp Sets
1. 31 new stamps sets featuring a variety of art styles.
1. 3 new signature colors: Mermaid, Berry, & Apple.
2. 10 Petite Polka Dot colors: Added Papaya, Wasabi, Grapefruit, & Mermaid.
3. 10 Chevron colors: added Papaya, Mermaid, & Onyx.
4. All 10 colors featured in Petite Pinstripe!
1. Signature seasonal collections now have 12 colors per palette.
2. Venetian palette has been transitioned to the main seasonal palette
*Burano = Poppy
*Belini = Melon
*Lido = Saffron
*Rialto = Moss
*Titian = Mushroom
*New labels for ink pads will ship with ink orders as HQ transitions to the new color names. This will occur only with the remaining stock of inkpads to allow shrinkwrap to remain on these inkpads, which keeps the ink fresh.
3. 3 new signature ink colors: Mermaid, Berry, & Apple.
1. New Pennant Die in 2 sizes: Perfect for custom banners!
2. 11 stamp sets with matching dies.
1. Now in 15 colors: Added Bermuda, Pistachio, Lime, & Mermaid.
Washi Tape:
1. 3 new collections: Vintage, Tuxedo, & Keep Calm (which features one double wide roll!)
1. Baker's cording in Navy/White.
2. Satin ribbon in Sugar.
New party supplies:
1. Paper straws now in 10 colors (these were the #1 wedding supply item in 2012).
2. Treat bags: Added 2 new styles in 6 colors and 2 sizes.
3. 2 styles of wooden spoons.